“Addresses the different management styles that are applicable to large as well as small police agencies.” — Dr. Michael Wigginton Jr., University of Mississippi Built on a foundation of nearly 1,200 references, Leadership and Management in Police Organizations is a highly readable text that shows how organizational theory and behavior can be applied to improve the operations, leadership, and management of law enforcement. Author Matthew J. Giblin emphasizes leadership and management as separate skills in successful police supervisors and executives, illustrating to students how the two skills combine to improve individual and organizational efficacy in policing. Readers will come away with a stronger understanding of why organizational decisions matter and the impact research can have on police departments.

Stress and Burnout

Stress and Burnout

Stress and Burnout

Introducing Stress and Burnout . . .

Criminal investigators, depending upon their specific caseload, are likely to encounter gruesome crime scenes, emotional victims or witnesses, and/or disturbing evidence. For homicide detectives, a crime scene means a dead body and “the incumbent sights, sounds, smells, and survivors.”1 Internet crime investigators are exposed to images of child pornography or forced to interact online with sex offenders as they build criminal cases.2 For some people, constant exposure to the negative stimuli is too much, forcing them to leave investigation units altogether.3 For those who remain, finding ways to cope is essential. A common strategy is to emotionally detach from the work.4 Interviews with 26 members of a single homicide unit revealed that investigators ...

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